VANCOUVER Sun, March 30 @ Venue Night Club, 881 Granville St. - Event Details ROUND FOUR Neck of the Woods - WINNER
88 Mile Trip
Unleash The Archers - WILDCARD
Sat, May 3 @ Rickshaw Theatre, 254 E. Hastings St. - Event Details
Special Guest Headliners: Mitochondrion and Aevangelist
Witch of The Waste
Over The Coals
Neck of the Woods
Unleash The Archers (WILDCARD) About: Over 100 independent Canadian metal bands have been selected to participate in this year's Wacken Metal Battle Canada line up in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The bands will compete during the months of March, April and May in 22 qualifying rounds, 6 semi-finals, and an Alberta final along with the national final being held on June 7th in Toronto, ON at Opera House.
One band will be chosen to represent the nation with highest honour at this year's 2014 international battle at the world’s most prestigious metal festival Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany.
The finals will have the following representation and will be judged along with all other rounds by a panel of music industry representatives.
1 finalist from Vancouver, BC
1 finalist from Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton will face off in Alberta final)
2 finalists from Toronto, ON
1 finalist from Montreal, QC
Last year's battle was witnessed to Toronto, ON's epic power/death metal band Crimson Shadows not only winning the 2013 Canadian final but conquering the international final and performing in front of thousands unknown to their behemoth sound. (Video of that champion set can be viewed here.) The band joined a list of Canadian heavyweights such as Voivod, Exciter, Razor, Annihilator, Anvil, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy, 3 Inches of Bloods, Despised Icon and Danko Jones who have performed at the festival in years past.
Submissions were open from December 5, 2013 to January 31, 2014.